Sunday, September 17, 2006

New start to east Ayrshire off road

Girvan fishing boats
Last Sunday I was investigating a bit of off road from Ballantrae across to Straiton but the section to Barr was a bit scrappy, bog and thigh deep sedge, so today I investigated an alternative shorter route from Girvan to Barr over the right of way and windfarm roads.
The first part is a ball breaker 250m steep climb up Laggan Hill on a rough track, that got me lathered up, from then on it was plane sailing to Penwhapple Reservior , where do these names come from?
It looks like the Girvan to Barr route is the best option, nice and firm good views, and no deep vegitation to plough through so will add it to my Wayfarer map shortly.
Didn't go down to Barr just looped back downhill to Girvan on the road then to the harbour to see if I might get a few pictures.

View pictures here


Blogger Jinxx said...

i have spent most of this weekend up at Straiton, was up at the Straiton to Patna trail today, decided to cut the run short, and just headed back to Straiton.

The initial climb is a short sharp climb, then its almost donwhill all the way back to Straiton

11:48 PM  
Blogger Whee said...

the route is very wet and hard going for a couple of kilometres, I think its best from Patna and use the forest track to avoid the worst of it but there is no good off road return except back the same way or over to Loch Doon and an epic ride.

3:00 PM  

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